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Woman had to get vagina ‘surgically re-opened’ after undergoing female genital mutilation in Nigeria


A woman revealed she had to get her vagina ‘surgically opened’ after undergoing female genital mutilation in Nigeria.

Krystal Rose Uduma, an aspiring actress and model from Atlanta, Georgia, opened up about the horrifying abuse she faced after she was sent to live in Africa at age seven by her mother.

According to Krystal, her mom was struggling to make ends meet while raising her and her brother after her father died, so she forced them to go live with an aunt in Nigeria, where Krystal was molested and abused.

While living there, Krystal – who said she had no access to TV, WIFI, or a phone and only spoke to her mom three times a year – said her mother had her vagina ‘closed’ so she could ‘control who she got married to.’

When she came back to America four years later, she said doctors discovered a cyst the size of a ‘golf ball’ in her uterus as a result of the mutilation, after the pain became so severe that she started ‘throwing up’ and ‘couldn’t walk.’

A woman revealed she had to get her vagina ‘surgically opened’ after undergoing female genital mutilation in Nigeria

Krystal Rose Uduma, an aspiring actress and model from Atlanta, Georgia, opened up about the horrifying abuse she faced in her childhood

She said she was abused and molested after she was sent to live in Africa at age seven by her mother

Krystal Rose Uduma, an aspiring actress and model from Atlanta, Georgia, opened up about the horrifying abuse she faced after she was sent to live in Africa at age seven by her mother

Krystal (pictured as a kid) said mom was struggling to make ends meet while raising her and her brother after her father died, so she forced them to go live with an aunt in Nigeria

Krystal (pictured as a kid) said mom was struggling to make ends meet while raising her and her brother after her father died, so she forced them to go live with an aunt in Nigeria

She eventually went under the knife to get her vagina ‘re-opened,’ but the incident has had long-term effects on her health – and she now suffers from endometriosis.

She shared her story on TikTok and it has since gone viral, with her video gaining more than two million views in a matter of days.

What is female genital mutilation? 

  • Female genital mutilation (FGM) involves the partial or total removal of external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons
  • The practice has no health benefits for girls and women 
  • FGM can cause severe bleeding and problems urinating, and later cysts, infections, as well as complications in childbirth and increased risk of newborn deaths 
  • More than 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone FGM in 30 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia where FGM is practiced
  • Source: World Health Organization

‘Me after I had to get my [vagina] surgically opened because my mom closed it while I was in Africa so she can control who I get married to,’ she wrote in the TikTok, as she lip-synced to lyrics from the song Candy, by The Pack.

‘This my p***y I can do what I want. I’m a big girl now,’ the lyrics read.

According to the World Health Organization, female genital mutilation (FGM) involves the partial or total removal of external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.

‘The practice has no health benefits for girls and women,’ it reported. ‘FGM can cause severe bleeding and problems urinating, and later cysts, infections, as well as complications in childbirth and increased risk of newborn deaths.’

In a second video, Krystal spoke further about the traumatic ‘pain’ and ‘suffering’ she faced throughout her childhood, explaining that she was born in New Jersey from African parents, who ‘came here to have a better life.’

After they welcomed her and her little brother, Krystal said her father left for another woman, and later passed away.

Her mom decided to move the family to Georgia, where she struggled to make ends meet. She worked 50 hours a week at a hospital, which meant she hardly saw Krystal and her brother.

At the age of seven, she said her mom sent her and her brother to Africa because she decided they were ‘too expensive for her.’ 

‘She was never able to see her kids because as soon as her kids went to school in the morning, she was going to work and as soon as her kids were going to sleep, she was coming back from work,’ Krystal recalled. 

While living there, Krystal (pictured in 2021) - who said she had no access to a TV, WIFI, or a phone - said her mother had her vagina 'closed' so she could 'control who she got married to'

While living there, Krystal (pictured in 2021) – who said she had no access to a TV, WIFI, or a phone – said her mother had her vagina ‘closed’ so she could ‘control who she got married to’

When she came back to America four years later, she said doctors discovered a cyst the size of a 'golf ball' in her uterus as a result of the mutilation. She is pictured in 2019

When she came back to America four years later, she said doctors discovered a cyst the size of a ‘golf ball’ in her uterus as a result of the mutilation. She is pictured in 2019

Krystal (pictured in March) eventually went under the knife to get her vagina 're-opened'

But the incident has had long-term effects on her health - and she now suffers from endometriosis

Krystal (pictured in March) eventually went under the knife to get her vagina ‘re-opened,’ but the incident has had long-term effects on her health – and she now suffers from endometriosis

‘So she never had a relationship with her children. Because she was so busy and had so many bills, she felt that her kids are too expensive for her, so she sent her kids to Africa for four years without telling them.’

Speaking out: She shared her story on TikTok and it has since gone viral, with her video gaining more than two million views in a matter of days

Speaking out: She shared her story on TikTok and it has since gone viral, with her video gaining more than two million views in a matter of days

According to the TikToker, her mom told them that they were going on vacation to New Jersey, but they were actually sent to Nigeria to live with their aunt.

Krystal claimed she was ‘molested’ by her cousin and ‘abused’ by her school teachers throughout her four years in Africa. 

‘While in Africa, [my] cousins were abusing and molesting [me] and then my aunt caught my cousin molesting [me] and got mad at [me],’ she continued.

‘I had no idea what was going on because I was only seven years old, and I didn’t know what just happened.

‘Then I had to go to a private school and [I was] getting molested by [my] teachers and [I was] getting good grades but [I was] also super depressed because [I didn’t] know [my] mom and [I couldn’t] talk to her, [I couldn’t] tell her [I was] being beat and abused by my family members.’

Krystal explained that there was no television, no phone, and no internet there, so she had no way of contacting her family in America. 

She said she only spoke to her mom three times a year, and the conversations were not private. 

In a second video, Krystal spoke further about the traumatic 'pain' and 'suffering' she faced throughout her childhood. She is pictured as a kid

In a second video, Krystal spoke further about the traumatic ‘pain’ and ‘suffering’ she faced throughout her childhood. She is pictured as a kid

At the age of seven, she said her mom sent her and her brother to Africa because she decided they were 'too expensive for her.' She is pictured as a kid

At the age of seven, she said her mom sent her and her brother to Africa because she decided they were ‘too expensive for her.’ She is pictured as a kid

Krystal claimed she was 'molested' by her cousin and 'abused' by her school teachers throughout her four years in Africa

Krystal explained that there was no television, no phone, and no internet there, so she had no way of contacting her family in America

Krystal claimed she was ‘molested’ by her cousin and ‘abused’ by her school teachers throughout her four years in Africa

‘My aunt wouldn’t let me talk to my mom in privacy so I couldn’t tell her I was being abused or that her son molested me,’ she added.

‘And the whole time I was there I was being told that my mom didn’t really care about me.’

At one point, Krystal said her aunt brought her to a ‘juju man’ who made her so sick that she was throwing up and couldn’t walk for three weeks, although she didn’t specify what he did to make her so ill.

After years of 'suffering,' Krystal's mom took her back to America when she was 11 years old, which is when she discovered that she had undergone female genital mutilation

After years of ‘suffering,’ Krystal’s mom took her back to America when she was 11 years old, which is when she discovered that she had undergone female genital mutilation

And after her aunt had a pastor come and ‘pray’ for Krystal, he had a ‘revelation’ that their housemaid had ‘done something’ to her, which just made things worse. 

‘So they fire the housemaid and make me the new housemaid and start treating me really badly and I have to take my food last, after everybody, even though I’m not the youngest,’ she said. ‘I helped cook most of the time, so I always ended up with the smallest plate.’

After four years of ‘suffering,’ Krystal’s mom took her back to America when she was 11 years old, which is when she discovered that she had undergone female genital mutilation.

‘I found out when I was around 11 and I came back from Africa. I had just started my period and it was abnormally heavy,’ she explained in another TikTok video, which has since been taken down, per DailyDot

‘It was so bad. I was in so much pain, I was throwing up. I just couldn’t eat, I remember at one point I woke up and I couldn’t walk.

‘So I go to the doctor and they see that I have a cyst the size of a literal golf ball, and that’s how I found out.’

She added that she now suffers from endometriosis – a painful disorder in which tissue similar to the tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus grows outside of the uterus, according to MayoClinic.



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